Curtis Live

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Curtis/Live! is, simply, one of the greatest concert albums ever cut on a soul artist, and one of the legendary live albums of all time. Cut in January of 1971 during four nights at The Bitter End then Greenwich Village's leading music venue in New York, the resulting double LP transcended any expectations in both its programming and execution -- Mayfield performed numbers off of the Curtis album "[Don't Worry] If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go", as well as exciting and urgent new versions of songs originally performed by the Impressions "We're a Winner," "People Get Ready," "Gypsy Woman", plus a very moving R&B version of "We've Only Just Begun." This is all...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Curtis/Live! is, simply, one of the greatest concert albums ever cut on a soul artist, and one of the legendary live albums of all time. Cut in January of 1971 during four nights at The Bitter End then Greenwich Village's leading music venue in New York, the resulting double LP transcended any expectations in both its programming and execution -- Mayfield performed numbers off of the Curtis album "[Don't Worry] If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go", as well as exciting and urgent new versions of songs originally performed by the Impressions "We're a Winner," "People Get Ready," "Gypsy Woman", plus a very moving R&B version of "We've Only Just Begun." This is all beautifully stripped-down work by a quintet consisting of Mayfield vocals, guitar, Craig McMullen guitar, Tyrone McCullen drums, "Master" Henry Gibson percussion, and Joseph "Lucky" Scott bass -- a solid, intense performance, with quietly elegant guitar playing against a rock-solid rhythm section, as Impressions hits are rethought and reconfigured in a new context, and Mayfield's early solo repertory comes to life in newer, longer live versions. [The British import from Sequel adds the complete contents of 1973's live Curtis in Chicago.]
Downbeat - Aaron Cohen
...it stands as one of his best performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2000
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227993320
  • Catalog Number: 79933
  • Sales rank: 15,912

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Curtis Mayfield Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Craig McMullen Guitar
Joseph Scott Bass
Tyrone McCullen Drums
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer, Producer, Engineer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Dan Hersch Remastering
Eddie Kramer Engineer
P. Williams Composer
Roger Nichols Composer
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Michael Wesley Johnson Reissue Producer
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